Senior Fellow at New York University School of Law
Neil Barofsky is currently a senior fellow at New York University School of Law. From December 2008 until March 2011, he served as the special inspector general in charge of oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Before that he was a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York for more than eight years. During this time he headed the Mortgage Fraud Group and prosecuted some of the most significant cases in the United States, including the conviction of the former CEO and president of Refco. He also led the investigation that resulted in the indictment of the top fifty leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) on narcotics charges, a case described by then-U.S. attorney general as the largest narcotics indictment filed in U.S. history.
Barofsky was hosted by The Common Good in 2011: Former TARP Special Inspector Neil Barofsky, “Another Crisis is Coming” – November 28, 2011, and in 2012: Neil Barofsky on the “Broken Promises” of the Bank Bailouts – November 28, 2012.